Various measures are being ordered to curb the further spread of the currently rampant Corona virus and to keep it under control. Mouth and nose coverage and frequent washing and disinfection of hands are now just as much a part of everyday life as keeping distance rules. A recent study now shows the benefits of antiviral mouthwashes. Regular mouthwashes can help keep bacteria and even corona viruses away. You can find out what needs to be considered in this article.
What can you do for your health and that of those around you?
First and foremost, of course, is strengthening your immune system . A healthy diet, exercise in the fresh air, enough time for rest and relaxation, healthy sleep hygiene and an optimal supply of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are of fundamental importance. Adhering to the distance rules and wearing a social mask has become a matter of course for most people. Protection against infection is also improved by preventing the excessive accumulation of aerosols in the room air. That’s why you should ventilate all rooms regularly everyday – whether in the workplace or at home, at events or in classrooms.
Mouthwash against Corona
A recent study suggests the benefits of antiviral mouthwashes . In vitro, the effective protection of alcohol-containing mouthwashes in combination with antiseptic ingredients has been proven. Eight mouthwashes* were tested. Three of them were able to significantly reduce the activity and infectivity of the corona viruses. That sounds interesting, but there is still an unpleasant aftertaste: the mouthwashes tested contained preservatives, emulsifiers and colorings. In addition, the use of mouthwashes more than three times a day is controversial in terms of the risk of cancer**.
Our tip: use a completely pure and natural mouthwash without additives
Our recipe for a natural mouthwash against corona and other viruses – without questionable additives, but with antiviral, essential oils:
- 70 ml of water
- 20 ml alcohol (vodka, grain-based spirits)
- 5 drops of peppermint oil
- 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 5 drops of lemongrass oil
- 5 drops of frankincense oil
- 5 drops of lavender oil
Except for the frankincense oil, all of them are included in our Top 6 Set of Essential Oils – give it a try.
* “Virucidal Efficacy of Different Oral Rinses Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2” in: The Journal of Infectious Diseases. JID 2020:222
Studies in PDF-format hier abrufbar (in englisch)
** Article of the EU-Studies www.dentalmagazin.de/news/eu-studie-viel-mundwasser-hoeheres-krebsrisiko
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Alexander Helm is a licensed pharmacist (Martin-Luther University) and the founder of Casida. His vision is to combine pharmaceutical know-how and natural remedy into natural health products, and leverage the power of nature to improve human health.